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 (mō′nə-lī′ə-sĭs, mŏn′ə-)
[New Latin Monīlia, type genus (from Latin monīle, necklace) + -iasis.]


(Medicine) med a yeast infection caused by the fungus Candida


(ˌkæn dɪˈdaɪ ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract, or vagina. Compare thrush 2 (def. 1).
[1945–50; < New Latin Candid(a) + -iasis]


A fungal infection that affects moist skin areas; also called candiasis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moniliasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)moniliasis - an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
Candida albicans, Monilia albicans - a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
thrush - candidiasis of the oral cavity; seen mostly in infants or debilitated adults
vaginitis - inflammation of the vagina (usually associated with candidiasis)


n. moniliasis. V.: candidiasis
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2) any visit # Respiratory tract infections, skin infection, vaginal moniliasis, etc.
Common side effects in HCM patients include fever, nausea, constipation, anemia, shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain, worsening of cancer, insomnia, vomiting, anxiety, urinary tract infection, low phosphate levels, confusion, agitation, a fungal infection called moniliasis, low potassium levels, coughing, skeletal pain, low blood pressure, and low magnesium levels.
As regards sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the human papilloma virus (HPV), gonorrhea, syphilis and fungal infections (vulvitis, vaginitis, cervicitis, candida, moniliasis, etc.
First infected in 1998, Honduran cocoa plantations are in danger of being destroyed by the fungal disease Moniliasis, found a study by the Fundacion Hondurena de Investigacion Agricola.
Events included nausea, vaginal moniliasis, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness.